Descriptive Epidemiology and Vital Statistics
Chapter 4: Descriptive Epidemiology activity 20 points
Scenario: The Clarksville, Tennessee Town Council believes the city has a serious teenage pregnancy
problem. To explore this hypothesis the council wants to know how many babies were born to
teenagers during 2008. Data was collected from the National Institute of Health website for select
counties in Tennessee. Your task is to: create a case definition of a teenage mother, calculate teenage
birth rates per 1,000 from the raw data for the state of Tennessee and select counties, and interpret the
rates. Also, compare the rates for teenage pregnancy between the United States and the state of
Tennessee. The national teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 has been calculated for you. Conclude if
Tennessee has a serious teenage pregnancy problem from your analysis of the data. Make
recommendations to the Town Council for addressing teen pregnancy in Montgomery County. Type up
your report and submit it with the pregnancy rates in the appropriate dropbox.
Demographic Characteristics of Mother by State/County - 2008
Total Live Births
Age of Mother
Montgomery County, TN
42.5 per 1,000
42.5 per 1,000 is the US teen pregnancy birth rate for the age category 15-19. You must calculate the
rates for the state of Tennessee and select counties for the total population and for the age categories,
under 15 and 15-19.
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Teenage birth rates for selected counties in Tennessee ranged from 38.688 to 54.845 per 1000 which was less than Tennesse state birth rate of 57.628....